Meet all the endorsed Ocean Decade Actions

Science Monitoring and Reliable Telecommunications (SMART) Subsea Cables: Observing the Global Ocean for Climate Monitoring and Disaster Risk Reduction (SMART Cables for Observing the Global Ocean)

Joint Task Force SMART Subsea Cables - United States of America (USA)

All Ocean Basins, Increase community resilience to ocean hazards, Project, Unlock ocean-based solutions to climate change

The Joint Task Force for Science Monitoring and Reliable Telecommunications (JTF SMART) subsea cables is facilitating the integration of environmental sensors into trans-ocean commercial submarine tele-communications cables toward a planetary scale array that monitors ocean climate and sea level rise.

The network will revolutionise real-time warning systems for earthquake and tsunami disaster mitigation. The first major SMART project is underway in Portugal, with others in various stages of planning and funding – “Big Tech Blue Economy”. The JTF will provide coordination between all stakeholders while catalyzing education, training and outreach programs to build capacity and offer societal benefit.

This Project is hosted by the Ocean Decade Programme Ocean Observing Co-Design – Evolving ocean observing for a sustainable future

Start Date: 01/01/2021
End Date: 31/12/2030

Lead Contact: Bruce M. Howe (